Seattle TV, Radio Personality Greg Palmer Dies
May 11, 2009 at 5:31 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime SEATTLE TV feature reporter GREG PALMER, who died FRIDAY in SEATTLE after a battle with lung cancer at 61.
PALMER's career started in 1968 as Station Manager and PD at noncommercial KRAB/SEATTLE, followed by hosting and producing public radio commentaries and hosting a monthly documentary series, "GOVERNMENT INSPECTED," for KRAB and satirical vignettes for KTW-A (now KKDZ-A)/SEATTLE ("THE HIT AND RUN PLAYERS") that won a PEABODY AWARD in 1974. He moved into television in 1977 at NBC affiiliate KING-TV, where he became Arts and Entertainment Editor before moving to his most well-known position as feature reporter in 1983-90, winning 13 Emmys in 13 years. He later worked at KIRO-TV and PBS affiliate KCTS-TV.